Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Mind's Eye Projects Galore

Hi Everyone - Once again another posting so far in has been a crazy one for sure. In the midst of everything I was able to get a few Remember When projects done! For the month of May we were given a team challenge with My Mind's Eye Indie Chic and my white ribbon challenge was My Mind's Eye On the Sunnyside.

The team challenge with MME Indie Chic was an easy one for me...the colors were great and was easy for me to grab inspiration from. The colors I had were very boyish, so I went with a very handsome picture of my godson/nephew. I had a lot of fun using my Tim Holtz dies and tons of layering!

Here is the 12x12 I created
I did a lot of layering with Tattered Floral & gadget gears die cuts and MME embellishments. I used the On The Edge Steampunk die to create a border with the design paper. I love the added touch of the Umbrella Man and Mini Old Jalopy die cuts. Hayden my godson/nephew is in 9th grade which was about 3 years ago. I can't believe he is going enter into 12th grade in September of this year!

The little extra I made was this super cute bag with three notecards. I got to use the new Tim Holtz In the Bag die! It is soooo much cuter than I had expected! So happy I bought the die! :)
In my design team kit I got the banner, brads, punch outs and a stamp set all from the MME Indie Chic paper line. I
used craft paper to die cut out the bag.

With the three note cards I used the brads, punch outs and stamps from my design team kit. I left the insides blank
The white ribbon challenge I was given the MME On the Sunnyside kit with a ton of paper and punch outs. I was at a loss at what I was going to do with this paper line because it is bright and very child like. I didn't know what pictures I would use or how I was going to come up with something cute enough to display at the store.

One of the great things about being on the Remember When design team is that I get products I would never even think about getting because of it's color or style. I am "forced" to think outside of box and be creative outside of my comfort zone.

So here it is a 12x12, a tag and a matchbook I turned into a "Summer Reward" booklet.
I decided to go with pictures of me and my big wheel! Used many of the punch outs such as the pin wheels sun and flowers at the bottom. The clouds are a very OLD Sizzix die which I distressed inked with Broken China (which has become my favorite distress ink of late) and I used the Broken China  Distress Marker to fill in the dotted areas of the clouds. The letters are from the Tim Holtz Word Play (LOVE this die) I used a lot of glossy accents as well to give the letters and punch outs to give them some demension.
I created this "Summer Reward Book" using the new Tim Holtz Matchbook die. I used the smaller of the two matchbooks. The letters are red Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type and the ice cream is from the punch out sheet in the kit. I stapled the bottom with Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
Inside I attached ticket strips, I used the Tim Hotlz Ticket Strip die,  and stamped them with a Tim Holtz stamp (I know Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz...but you can't deny all his products are awesome :)

So this "Summer Reward Book" is intended for parents to use as an incentive with their children to be good and do good things. I did a little "instruction page above the tickets.
Here is a tag I'm not sooo happy with! I didn't do much to it but stick down a bunch of the punch outs. I did die cut out the flower! :) I'm not going to say much about this tag because I don't like it! :)

So there you have it my May Remember When design team projects...I'm so behind that I'm working on and almost done with the June projects! I can't wait to share the June projects because we get our designs featured in kits to be sold by the store for the upcoming ShopHop.

Until next time, check out my YT video and be creative! :)