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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Joyous Christmas Cards

Don't let the thought of hand-making your Christmas cards stress you out!
The Joyous I Want It All Bundle by My Mind's Eye comes with everything you will need. The cards practically make themselves!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MME Halloween Cards

Today I am sharing with you two Halloween cards I created using the MME Frightful bundle.

I created these two cards with my bundle.  They are super simple, but playful.  I pulled all the coordinating embellishments that matched the paper.  I used the side with the coordinating item for the interior of the card.  For example, I for the chandeliers I used the chandelier paper and folded it so that the chandeliers would be on the inside.  I added a solid color paper to the inside of each card so you can add a note to whoever you are sending it too.

outside of both finished cards:

A few close-ups:

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Project Life Halloween Layout

Good Morning!  Jessica here with you today.  I wanted to share with you a double page layout I did using  MME Frightful Bundle and We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors.

I don't know about you but sometimes I create layouts that I have no clue what I am going to do with them exactly. Sometimes I see a paper line and and just want to create with it or make something for an event that I know is coming up.

I'm thinking that this will become a spread for this year's Halloween trick or treating in my project life album.  If I print the pictures in black and white it won't matter what everyone's costumes look like.  Now, I can't wait for Halloween so I can fill this up with pictures.  My finished spread will hold 1-horizontal 4x6, 1-vertical 4x6, 3-2x2 and 1-horizontal 3x4 photos.  I left the very top 3x4 section for my journaling.

Overall 2page spread:

12x12 1st page layout

a few close-ups:

2nd page spread (used the 6 pocket 4x6 vertical page protector)

A few close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are ready to scrap those Halloween layouts.

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Monday, September 8, 2014

Joyous ReDesigned Gift Box

Hello everyone! It's never too early to start preparing for the Holidays.

Here is a great idea for your personalized gift wrap this season. I love to reuse or repurpose anything I possibly can. Here, I took a not-so-appealing (but sturdy) box and transformed it into a sparkly personalized gift box.

Using your favorite papers from the Joyous I Want It All Bundle by My Mind's Eye and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks cover the box and ink the edges. (I used ModPodge to secure the paper to the box) For the gift tag, I spritzed it with water and then touched the edges of the tag to a distress ink pad. It will run and bleed quick, so be careful!
I took one of the letters from the Glitter Letter Banner package to create the 'personalization'. Then wrap it up with some Jute.
Anther fun technique is to take some scraps, cut them in long triangle like shapes, roll them tight and then pull them longways. I punched a hole in them and added them as a fun detail to the gift tag tie.

Have fun creating!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

MME Halloween Tray

I have another Halloween decoration for you today.  I used the MME Frightful Bundle from FotoBella. I don't know why but I just keep wanting to make decorations with this bundle.

I honestly can't remember where I picked this tray up at.  I have had it for a few years.  I generally change out cards depending on the holiday season.  You could also take these cards and use them in your Halloween Project life spread once the season was over.  This actually only took me about an hour to complete.  It came together so fast.  I just looked at each card as a small individual layout.  I didn't really worry too much about what it would look like once I was done.  I took a few minutes to figure out which 4x6 card should go where.


A few close-ups:

Are you planning any fun decorations for this Halloween holiday?

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bo Bunny Fairy Mini Album

Hello Welcome!  Today I wanted to share a quick mini album I created with the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Line for FotoBella.  This album is super simple.  The completed album is 4x6 in size. I also broke out my cricut to cut the letters and a couple of the fairies you will see.  For the front cover, I cut a 4x6 piece and then rounded the corners on one side.

Front Cover:

For each inside page, I cut each piece at 4x10 piece of paper.  At times, you will see I trimmed this back to a little smaller depending on what I wanted to show on the back and from.  I then folded the piece over and glued the sides down to create the pocket you see.  I did this for each page and then went through to embellish everything. 

I then cut out tags on my cricut and covered them with paper from an old book.  I inked the edges of each tag, embellished the tags and added a ribbon to the top.  I left the back in the plain white cardstock so that I could add the photos to the back.  The tags will each hold a 3x4 photo on the back.  I thought all those fairies from the diffferent patterened papers were cute, so I cute them out to create a second tag for each pocket.  Those will hold roughly a 2.5x3 photo on the back.

Below are pictures each completed page.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.
Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Building a layout tutorial

Good morning, Apryl with the Design Team here with you to share a tutorial on building a layout from start to finish.  Project is featuring My Mind's Eye Jubilee I Want It All Bundle from

Here's how to re-create this layout:

   1.    Select the Journey paper for the background of the layout.

1  2.    Second, choose the “Ride” Fields paper and trim it to 5 ½” x 12” and place it two-thirds of they way down on the background paper.

1  3.    Select the “Ride” Love paper and trim down to 5” x 12” and layer it on top of the “Ride” Fields paper. 

4.  Matte the photo on white cardstock and then double matte it using the “Beautiful” Doily paper. 

5.  Choose the white “hello love you” title cards from the Beautiful Mixed Bag of embellishments.    Ink it with dark green ink and matte it with striped side of “Wild” Ampersand Foiled paper.  Trim the striped paper down so that it perfectly fits behind. 

6.  Using the “Journey” Journal cards, select several to layer and both sides of the photos. 

7.  From the mixed bag, use the small gold hearts and gold stars to embellish the layout.  Layer the gold ribbon shape with a decorative brad.

8.  Add the journal card with the camera on it below the photo. 

And now you have a beautiful layout!

Have a fabulous day!