February My Mind’s Eye Sketch and Page

I have a new sketch to share with you today! I created this one for the February My Mind’s Eye Newsletter. Check out the other designers’ versions of the sketch by clicking here to view the February Newsletter.

This page features the NEW My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side Two papers. I LOVE that the new collections have that cool rustic barnwood looking paper mixed in with the other patterns. It adds such a great feeling of texture!

I hand cut the large pennant strips going down the right side of the page and then used my Cricut Expression 2 machine and the Something to Celebrate Cartridge to cut the smaller pennants. The pearl accent layered over the punched circle is from the NEW My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up collection. Soooo many fun, new embellishments in that line!

I’ll be back next time with the rest of the projects I created for the My Mind’s Eye CHA booth using their new collections.

See you soon!


Noel Mignon Layouts

Hi, Friends! I guess I was worn out after the holidays, because this is my first post of 2012! How did that happen? Did it take you awhile to get back into the routine of daily life, too? 🙂

I have a couple more Noel Mignon layouts to share with you today. This first one was created with the latest kit, January’s Cabin Fever Kit. I love how this kit takes on so many “personalities” depending on what items you combine together. This time I went for the softer neutrals in the kit.


Our Camryn is ALWAYS coloring and drawing little pictures. I love it actually . . . kind of reminds me of myself as a kid. 🙂 Even though she is still learning out to read/write, she loves to make everyone in our family little notes. Whey she is sad, instead of telling you, she will draw a picture of herself crying and come and hand it to you and then wait for a hug. She hangs out with me in my office quite a bit, making use of all my scraps and bits. It will be interesting to see if she grows up to be a scrapbooker like her mama. 🙂

I created a sketch to go along with this page if you’d like to nab it for your files. 🙂 If you create your own version of the sketch I would love to see your layout/card! Leave me a link in the comments on this post, or come share it with us in the Sketch section of the Noel Mignon message board. 🙂

With the change of the new year, we were talking about our favorite Noel Mignon kits of 2011 on the message board. And it made me want to pull out the November Hudson Valley kit again. Lucky for you, Noel still has a few of these kits left in her shop if you would like to grab one for yourself. I created this page with it.


This trip was three years ago, but I still laugh at what happened that day. We ran into a particularly GROUCHY park ranger at the campground while driving through Snow Canyon. I was mad that such a grumpy gal was representing our state. My husband just laughed and offered to buy her flowers to cheer her up. That’s my husband . . . always looking for the fun in a situation. 🙂

Well, I’m off to do some creating before the kids get home from school.

Have a great week!


My Mind’s Eye September Newsletter Sketch

HappyFall, Friends! The weather here in Utah is GLORIOUS lately . . . it makes it hard to stay inside and scrapbook, but it is PERFECT for taking pictures to scrapbook later on. Hehehe! (Always thinking about crafting in one way or another . . .)

The September issue of the My Mind’s Eye Newsletter has gone out along with one of my latest sketches. Yay! Here is what I created. Be sure to check out the newsletter to see the other designers’ takes on it!

I promise that my girls’ skin isn’t really that orange in real life. Hehehe! Editing pictures with red rock has proven to be pretty tricky for me, so I decided to edit the layout pictures with the paper in mind, instead of the photos. 🙂

The background for this page was created using the mini 6 x 6 papers from the Six by Six “Away We Go” paper pad. I decided to create a “brick” background with 2″ x 4″ and 2″ x 2″ pieces. I love how it came out! The Flocked chipboard letters are from the first edition of Lush. I added aqua microbeads to the word “sweet” to add a bit of texture. For embellishments, I pulled out my FAVORITE Stella & Rose in the Mabel range. I’ve utilized the Trims, Decorative Brads, and Label Stickers. Awesome stuff! I love how well the My Mind’s Eye collections intermingle. It really helps us get “bang for our buck” don’t you think?


Let’s see . . . how about I post a few cards to go along with my layout today. These were created using the Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition Machine (with the onboard preloaded cartridges) for the Cricut Circle Blog awhile back. The top two cards were created with the Just a Note cartridge (designed by Cosmo Cricket), and the bottom card uses the artwork included on the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge.

Have a beautiful week!



Getting Caught Up

Every August it’s the same thing for me . . . I realize “Oh, my gosh! Summer is almost over! We have so much to do!” I run around cleaning out closets to make room for the school clothes we still need to shop for. Clean out coat closets and go through and organize the school projects we want as keepsakes from LAST school year. Catch up with LAST year’s school scrapbook pages in our Becky Higgin’s School Albums (one of the best things I ever bought!). Wash the coats, mittens, and gloves for the coming winter season and sneak in last-minute camping trips. Does this scenario sound familiar to you, too? 🙂 Oh, good! I’m so glad to hear that I’m not alone! 😉

I have a new sketch and layout to share with you that I did for the August My Mind’s Eye Newsletter. If you’d like, you can sign up to automatically recieve the newsletter by filling out the form in the sidebar of the My Mind’s Eye Blog. To see what the other design team members did with the sketch, along with other ideas with beautiful My Mind’s Eye products, check out the August Newsletter HERE.

Page features My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist collection in the “Out of the Blue” range.

Have a great week!