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Archive for the ‘My Mind’s Eye’ Category

Sleep Tight Page Layout

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Night night, Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite–Heather and I have been wanting to use these sleeping photos for a long time because they are so cute and Heather found the perfect page layout for them. Isn’t it funny how no matter how naughty your kids are through out the day when you look at them sleeping at the end of the day they can just melt your heart away again. We have to laugh at this one of Trista who fell asleep on the bathroom sink, now that is called TIRED!


This layout all started with Graphic 45 cling stamp set Mother Goose and Heather wanting to play around with American Crafts Marker set. After we put the pictures on, it was clear that we needed something else so Heather got out the rounded squares from Spellbinders and cut out a few to arrange on the page. A few finishing touches and here it is.


IC0251: Graphic 45-Mother Goose Cling Stamp Set

62831: American Crafts-Chromatix Alcohol Marker Set

S4-408: Spellbinders-Rounded Squares

S2-043: Spellbinders-Frame Two

6×6204: My Minds Eye-My Favorite Things Paper Pad




Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather

Spellbinders Bee Label

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Well I would like to introduce you to one of my new hobbies using Spellbinders Laurel and Bee die set with some labels that I made for my honey. I just started beekeeping this spring and it has been so much fun seeing those busy bees in me backyard gathering nectar and pollen. A few weeks ago I was able to harvest some of that work with 45 lbs of honey, doesn’t it look good?


45 lbs is a lot of honey to eat by ourselves so we are going to give some away. I thought we could make some labels just to spice up the jars a bit. Like I said SpelbindersLaurel and Bee is where I started and then I found some paper we acquired a while back by My Minds Eye that worked perfectly with some honey comb patterns and flowers.

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I know what you are thinking, this really isn’t something I can use because you might not be a beekeeper, but you can easily adapt these designs in your cardmaking to a label or card idea that you can use. there are a lot of cute bee quotes out there that you can use like: Bee Happy, Your Sweet as Can Bee, What’s the Buzz. My Favorite Things make a stamp set with a bunch of these sayings on them which would be fun to use with this die set: DG8-Sweet as Can Bee.




S2-041: Spelbinders-Laurel and Bee

ST1030: My Minds Eye-The Sweetest Thing



TIM32823: Tim Holtz-Distress Ink


Thanks and Happy Scrappin!’

Doug and Heather

Awareness Card featuring Docrafts Glorious Gerbera Dies

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

awareness card

Today I want to share a breast cancer awareness card featuring the Glorious Gerbera dies by Docrafts dies.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I want to honor the courageous women and men (and their families) who have battled this disease.

Docrafts dies are newer to the US market, so you may not be as familiar with them (they are sometimes also called Xcut dies).  They are available in many of the common shapes and sizes (circles, rectangles, squares, flowers, etc.), and there are two beautiful doily dies.  Docrafts also makes some fun “build-a-scene” die sets such as “Haberdashery” and “Garden Party”.  Be sure to check out the selection in the “Docrafts” section on the Cut at Home website.

Today I’m working with the Glorious Gerbera die.  I began by cutting out 6 sets of petals from the third largest petal die (or the middle die – there are 2 larger and 2 smaller petal dies), and 3 centers using the third largest (or middle) scalloped center die.  All of these pieces were cut from Bazzill “tutu pink” paper.   Before assembling the flowers, I edged each of the petals with Angel Pink Memento ink (using a Darice Foamies small marshmallow).  Since the Angel Pink is just a little darker than the Bazzill cardstock that I used, I tapped the marshmallow on the ink pad and applied it directly to the daisy petals.  The centers are edged in Pear Tart Memento ink, and because there’s a significant contrast between the colors, I tapped off some of the excess ink on scratch paper before edging the flower center (I wanted the edging to be more subtle).

To add some dimension to the daisy petals, I pulled them between my thumb and index finger, curving them slightly in the process.  Then I used a tape runner to adhere two of the sets of petals together to make a small daisy (if you’re using the larger dies, you’ll need 3 sets to get a fuller flower).  Be sure to offset the petals when you glue them together so the flower doesn’t have large gaps between petals, etc.   Attach the center to the flower using the tape runner.  I wanted a little bling in the center of the flower, so I added a coordinating rhinestone.  If you feel that the daisies are too dimensional, you can flatten them a little before attaching them to the card.

This short video will give you a closer look at how I added dimension to the daisies, and a closer look at Docrafts dies generally.

To assemble the card, I first attached the patterned paper to the solid background.  Then I attached a small length of green hemp cord to the back of each daisy to represent a stem, and attached the daisies to the card.  I pulled the stems toward the lower left corner of the card and attached a small pink bow in the corner where the stems meet.  I stamped the sentiment in Gray Flannel Memento ink on white paper, and stamped a small pink awareness ribbon using Rose Bud Memento ink.  The sentiment was attached to the card with a low dimensional adhesive.  As a final step, I attached the completed card front to an A2 (4.25” x 5.5”) card.

To make a sunflower instead of a daisy, I changed the paper colors and cut a larger center.  The sunflower pictured here uses 3 sets of petals cut with the second largest die and a center cut with the largest scalloped center die.  The sunflower petals are edged with Memento Toffee Crunch ink, and the center is edged with Memento Morocco ink.  I used a few brown sequins to enhance the sunflower center.



Supply List:

Docrafts Glorious Gerbera dies

Sentiment – I used My Favorite Things “WTG Choose Hope” clear stamps

Bazzill solid papers – light pink,  medium pink and white.  I used tutu pink for the flowers, and a matching darker pink for the card base (cut 4.25” x 5.5”).  I used the white for the sentiment and to make an A2 card.

Grey/pink background paper (cut 4”x5.25”) – I used “Collectable” by Jen Allyson (My Mind’s Eye)

Memento inks – The petals are edged in Angel Pink; the center is edged In Pear Tart; the sentiment is stamped with Gray Flannel; and the awareness ribbon is stamped with Rose Bud.

Light pink rhinestones (the ones I used were approximately 3/8” in diameter).

Heavy weight green hemp twine (flower stems)

5/8” light pink sheer ribbon

Adhesive – tape runner of your choice and dimensional adhesive (I used Darice Adhesive Foam – 3/16” squares).


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Princess Birthday Card

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Wow where does the time go? Our kids keep having birthdays on an annual basis (how dare they) and we know they are growing up right before our eyes, so we want to show you a Princess birthday card we made for our little princess  Ellana, who is quite the handful but oh so cute. She is also 100% girl and loves everything to do with princesses right now (tiaras, dresses, pretty shoes, and “ip stick”) This card will really get her excited.

When we received this die cut from Sizzix, both Heather and I thought the same thing, that it would make a cute Cinderella carriage even though it said bird cage on the front. Don’t get me wrong, it would make a cute bird cage if you needed one for your design but I think that it makes an equally cute carriage don’t you? We just cut two parts out in pink and the other part in the tan and when you add wheels that I just cut out from a paper pack from Bo Bunny, wa la you have a Carriage. We really like the girly patterned paper from DCWV for the carriage as it just adds a nice little decorative touch.






659124: Sizzix-Bird & Bird Cage

659124: Sizzix-Princess

14801895: Bo Bunny-The Avenues

PS-005-00265: DCWV– The Kidlet Stack

ST1030: My Minds Eye-The Sweetest Thing

62831: American Crafts: Chromatix Marker Set

2294: Want2Scrap-Gun Metal Pearls



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather

Make Your Own Sketchbook

Friday, May 24th, 2013

I teach an AP Art class and if you know anything about AP classes you always have about 2 weeks left after they take their tests so in AP Art we do a little bookmaking and each student makes their own sketchbook that they can fill up through out the summer. Here are a few examples of books that I made with them where I used Bo Bunny and Authentique paper as the cover. This paper is perfect for the cover because it is sturdy and durable (Plus it looks really nice). After I got them done here at the school I took them home and Heather and I added some fun things to to finish them off.

DSC_0674With this one we just used some foil and stamped it with Spellbinders Floral Set, sanded the surface so you can see the texture a little better, cut it out , and glued it on.





DSC_0672For this one we just cut out the number from a page in The Sweetest Thing paper stack by My Minds Eye and added some pearls.







And on the last one we felt like if we added anything to it it would make it too busy so just left it as it was.






These books are a lot of fun and you can use them for more than just sketchbooks so give one a try and make yourself a journal, notebook, or anything else you need a book to take notes in.


14501819: Bo Bunny-Key Lime Notes

14001643: Bo Bunny-Mama-Razzi Photo Booth

REN005: Authentique– Transform

St1030: My Minds Eye– The Sweetest Thing

657813: Sizzix-Free Fall Floral Set

MM1-002: Spellbinders– Foil Pack 2

4040: Want2Scrap– LeCreme Pearls


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather

Mothers Day Album

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Mothers Day is coming up pretty quick so what better gift could you give her than an album full of pictures of her children? Unfortunately I can’t give this one to Heather because she made half of it but take a few minutes and make one for the mother you have in your life. We had these pictures that grandma took as they played cowboy (and cowgirl) at their house. These Albums from Want2Scrap are really fun to put together and they have so many different styles to choose from. Sometimes it is nice to get a break from doing page layouts that are not the usual size, it allows you to approach it a little different than you normally do. We also used a lot of different papers but took a lot of them from Teresa Collins He Said She Said pack which includes so many different papers, embellishments, and anything else you might need to jazz up a page. Take a look:


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Well mothers I hope you all a Happy mothers Day!



1670- Want2Scrap: Wanted for Stealing Hearts Album

HSS132- Teresa Collins: He Said She Said (He Said)

HSS172- Teresa Collins: He Said She Said (She Said)

LOV010- Authentique: Lovely Collection

MS-003-00108- DCWV:A Guilded Orchard Matstack

MS-003-00107- DCWV: A Type of Art Matstack

4500638- Graphic 45: French Country Collection

ST1030- My Minds Eye: The Sweetest thing

TIM32823-Tim Holtz: Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

Flower Embelishments


Thanks and Happy Scrappin!!

Doug and Heather

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